DTLA lovers, look no further than this hot spot that serves up brunch (+ other daily treats) AND yoga. Yes, it’s true. The Springs has a yoga studio and a wellness center in the back and a kitchen and juice bar in the front. Spacious and not to mention has free parking (which is a rarity anywhere in LA), this space is a gem and the perfect place to grab a book and take a breather in the midst of the bustling city.
It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.
Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)
For those of you that don’t know, I suffer(ed) from cystic adult acne. I say suffer(ed) because I’m currently in the process of undergoing treatments and am luckily seeing great results. [treatment to be discussed at a later time] Nevertheless, with my intense regimen and products in use, it’s important for me not to over abrade my face, which would in turn cause more issues in the healing process. Clarisonic’s mia Fit has been a perfect addition to my daily routine as it’s a non-exfoliant, but gently lifts away dirt. No wonder Clarisonic is the #1 cleaning device recommended by US dermatologists. Even more than it’s effective cleaning abilities, the mia Fit is portable in size and a terrific gift to get anyone (nudge, nudge). Happy holiday’s everyone! xx
Boozy afternoon, anyone? Yesterday was the #BarefootBubbly fest hosted at the gorgeous Simon House in Beverly Hills. We indulged in everything from fruit-filled cocktails to a watching a special performance by the Aqualilies. After a bit of fun under the sun, I’d probably have to say that secretly one of my favorite parts of the event was discovering a blackberry flatbread that was TO DIE FOR…ingredients above 😉
Hidden in the middle of a corporate landscape lies this serene private museum namely the Noguchi Garden. Head here in the early evening to take advantage of the angles of the sunset falling on the sleek lines and corners of this picture perfect space.
Happy first day of Spring! To start this new season, I took a short trip down to SoHo to the Apartment by the Line in hopes to find some major interior design inspiration. Spring prompts us to not only do some spring cleaning in our homes and apartments but to do a bit of re-design to add a fresh new flavor to our surroundings.
Lusting over everything from their luxurious leather chairs with fur details to their clawfoot tub to their IMPECCABLE walk in closet with nothing but designer duds from Altuzarra, Oliver Peoples & Common Projects and more, it was truly every fashion-savvy girl’s dream.
The Apartment by the Line has most definitely become my favorite conceptual design space and I highly recommend stopping by for a visit if ever in the SoHo area.
Health has a new shape and it’s round in form. With juice fads and crazy diets, it’s impossible to know what’s truly healthy or what is substantially necessary for your diet. What I do know however is how fulfilling it is to create something with little time and ease and in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Stay tuned for more posts about my favorite bowls; something sweet and savory for everyone.
Today’s bowl: Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
yield: 1 serving
1/2 cup of quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
broccoli, cut into florets
cheddar cheese, grated
salt & pepper, to taste
Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan over medium high. Add broccoli and mushrooms, and stir-fry until cooked (around 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring regularly*, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Add vegetables, cheese, and salt & pepper to the pot of quinoa and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.
Fry a sunny side–up egg.
Transfer the quinoa to a bowl, then top with the egg.